4. We’re inherently greener.
People that work at home don’t ever drive a car to work (if they did, that would just be silly), and I can’t remember the last time I went out to get takeout for lunch. Rarely do I purchase clothing since I wear my uniform (white t-shirt and black leggings) everyday for work and I don’t take a shower everyday either since I have no co-workers to offend with bad hygiene. All of that = less gas, less, water, less waste and more money saved for me.
5. We don’t (always) make our own hours.
Some people who work at home come and go as they please. Writers may get paid the same amount of money for an article whether they spend 5 hours writing it or 20 minutes and others can decide to finish their tasks at whatever hour of the day they choose. But it’s a common misconception that we all operate this way. Like I mentioned before, I’ve had to turn down friends who want to chill during the day or a doorman who asks me to come downstairs to pick up a package because I really was that busy. To give you a small idea of what kinds of tasks might entail this kind of concentration, the website I work for publishes a story every twenty minutes. So that means that if I take a ten minute break, the next article that goes up will be ten minutes late, which basically means that I can’t take a ten minute break. Anyways it seems I’ve started babbling so long story short, I’m not a slacker. Now on to #6.
6. We’re generally happier.
I mean, wouldn’t you be if you got to work from home? It may seem pretty obvious but getting to work from home is a privilege that employees perceive as a real perk that actually makes us feel better about our jobs. It’s probably one of the only benefits an employer can offer that hardly costs them anything. See #10 for more on this.